As President and Chief Medical Officer of OccMD Group P.A. in Dallas, Melissa D. Tonn, MD, offers medical management services tailored to the needs of companies opting not to participate in the workers’ compensation system. She also possesses expertise in complex workers’ compensation issues, including return to work and extent of injury, and has published papers on the subject.
Dr. Melissa Tonn pursued her medical studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she graduated with honors. She subsequently earned an MBA in Health Care Management and Finance at Rice University in Houston. Specializing in occupational health, Melissa Tonn, MD, served in physician and consulting capacities with a number of public and private entities throughout the 1990s. From 1992 to 1999, she held a position as Medical Director of Occupational Health Services at Memorial Health Center in Sugar Land, Texas. Dr. Melissa Tonn has led OccMD Group P.A. since 2000, and she also maintains private consulting positions. She serves as Associate Professor and Site Preceptor with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler and as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston.
A frequent participant in conference events, Melissa D. Tonn, MD, was the keynote speaker for a focus panel discussion for the Council on Education in Dallas in 1999. She also presented “Has HB 7 Impacted the Delivery of Health Care in Texas Workers’ Compensation?” at a 2009 University of Texas risk-management event. She is a fellow and President-elect of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians.